Invocation For The Morning Star Quilts & Monoprints
On View Through September 23rd
Lawre Stone’s quilt works bring together found quilts and unfinished quilt tops gathered from ancestors and other unknown makers. Lawre picks up where the former maker left off, adding her own stitches and painted imagery derived from natural phenomena applied by hand to the quilt tops. The images are remembered feelings and internalized observations of the natural world: the petals of a dying flower, a vital organ in distress, a broken chunk of an iceberg. As in a quilting bee, the finishing is done by a seamstress from Lawre’s local community. The final works are intergenerational collaborations between women spanning decades, regions and cultures.
During September, Lawre worked at the Russell Janis studio with collaborative printmaker Janis Stemmermann producing a series of prints based on Lawre’s unique quilted works. The results feature hand-drawn imagery and printed textile, heirloom handmade paper and a layering of materiality and time. A featured event for New York Textile Month, the exhibit will be on view at Russell Janis September 16 – 23. There will be gallery hours with the artist on Saturday September 23, 11 to 6PM or during the week by appointment. Contact us at email@example.com
Lawre Stone is a visual artist based near Hudson, New York who makes paintings, works on paper and textile works that combine natural imagery and the language of abstraction to explore relationships between interior worlds and outer experience. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at White Columns, New York, P.S. 1 The Institute for Contemporary Art, New York, The Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, Connecticut, LABSpace, Hillsdale, New York, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, New York, and Furnace Art on Paper, Falls Village, Connecticut among others. Stone’s one-person exhibitions, Poem For A Bird, at Tanja Grunert Gallery, Hudson, New York and Listening For Your Breathing In The Middle Of The Night at Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, New York were accompanied by a catalog with an essay by Sara Farrell Okamura. 2022 exhibitions include, The Silvery Water And The Starry Earth, an installation at Window On Hudson, sponsored by The Hudson Eye and The Cipher, a one-person drawing exhibition at Tanja Grunert Gallery. Lawre Stone holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. In addition to her artistic practice, she is the Associate Director of Bard MFA.